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  “…you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become…(Read More)

  Recently, I was reviewing a list of blogs that are part of my routine reading and I came across an essay written by Chase Davis, a friend and fellow pastor in the state of Colorado. Because he is a white man pastoring a rather homogeneous church in an equally homogeneous community, I was interested…(Read More)

“I’m ashamed and appalled that eleven o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in Christian America.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  —  Pastor Brandon recognized the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to commemorate the sacrifice and persistence of thousands of men and women who sought to bring integration to our…(Read More)


  Throughout the Fall of 2011 I was in the midst of networking in preparation for the planting of The Embassy Church. During this process a pastor in my city invited me to a gathering that featured his mentor, a professor of Missiology at a large denominational seminary, as the keynote speaker. When we were…(Read More)

Pastor Matt Patrick, of the The Well Church, visited and edified by reminding us that God has bestowed blessing upon us and, after receiving this blessing, we have the pleasure of being a blessing to others. He did it all for the sake of making his name famous throughout the world. “May the nations be…(Read More)

  In an attempt to nurture “diversity and integration” we have recognized the need to address preconceived notions regarding the Bible. Â One of the issues that must be addressed is what J. Daniel Hays refers to as “cultural pre-understanding.” Â We tend to read our cultural norms into the scriptures and, consequently, undermine…(Read More)